Newcomer P.J. Tucker underwent an arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, Philadelphia 76ers President Daryl Morey announced before the team’s media day availability this Monday.
As provided by Morey, Tucker took the procedure in the late summer and they don’t expect any setback which may occur on the side of the veteran.
As he recovered, Tucker was cleared from on-court workouts and will be available soon at the 76ers’ training camp in Charleston, SC.
The 37-year-old forward was a valuable acquisition of Philly this offseason, wherein he inked a three-year, $33 million deal fresh from a solid stint with the Miami Heat last season.
Given his age and the guaranteed contract, the injury may seem to be a risk for the Sixers fans. But knowing that Tucker has a reputation of being a hard-nosed cager with a never-say-die attitude, the occurring doubts may be erased a bit.